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Respiratory Inspirations

Respiratory Inspirations

A Cleveland Clinic podcast covering lung disease, allergy, sleep, critical illness and infectious disease. We’ll help you learn more about conditions affecting your respiratory health as we discuss related diseases, causes, treatments, innovations and what the future may bring. So take a deep breath and join us.
Rachel Taliercio, MD

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That Awful Cough

Dr. Rachel Taliercio, founder and director of the Chronic Cough Clinic, talks about chronic cough: how it’s defined, the most common causes and using over-the-counter options for short-term symptom relief. She discusses what a patient may experience if they make an appointment with the Chronic Cough Clinic and the importance of a thorough records review and history of medications already tried. Dr. Taliercio also covers cough hypersensitivity syndrome, behavioral cough suppression therapy and new therapies on the horizon.

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All Respiratory Inspirations Episodes

All Respiratory Inspirations Episodes

May 5, 2022

Think You’re Allergic to Aspirin or Penicillin? There’s a Good Chance You Aren’t

You’ve been told all your life that you’re allergic to penicillin, or to aspirin, or perhaps to a vaccine. And maybe you are allergic--or maybe not. In this podcast, Dr. David Lang, chairman of the Cleveland Clinic Department for Allergy and Immunology, explains why true penicillin and aspirin allergies are actually rare. He also discusses how testing and desensitization can be done safely. Dr. Lang describes why a vaccine allergy is often a reaction to one component that’s used with the vaccine, not the vaccine itself. So if you’re tired of not being able to use these drugs or get vaccinated, listen in and find out what to do next.

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May 4, 2022

Should You Be Screened for Lung Cancer?

In this podcast, Dr. Peter Mazzone, Director of the Lung Cancer Program for the Respiratory Institute and the Lung Cancer Screening Program for Cleveland Clinic, discusses why low-dose CT screening is essential for people at high-risk for lung cancer. You’ll learn about the eligibility recommendations for being screened, whether or not your insurance might cover it and what happens after you get screened. Dr. Mazzone also discusses why lung nodules don’t always mean cancer and the benefits of being screened as part of a high quality lung cancer program.

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May 3, 2022

Take Your Shoes Off at the Door: Looking at the Environmental Impact on the Lungs

In this podcast, Dr. Sumita Khatri, vice chair of Cleveland Clinic’s Respiratory Institute and director of the Asthma Center, discusses how the environment, both indoor, outdoor and over a lifetime, impacts your lungs. You’ll learn about your “exposome” and how making changes in it can improve your lung health. You’ll also hear about HEPA filters versus air purifiers, understand the connection between dust and clutter and learn why not having a good winter frost can make allergies worse.

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